News tagged with doctors

Robots help position interventional needles

Finding the ideal position for interventional needles – as used in biopsies, for instance – is a difficult and time-consuming process. This can now be performed automatically, using a robotic arm to place a needle guide ...

dateOct 27, 2016 in Robotics
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Lego-like wall produces acoustic holograms

Research Triangle engineers have developed a simple, energy-efficient way to create three-dimensional acoustic holograms. The technique could revolutionize applications ranging from home stereo systems to medical ultrasound ...

dateOct 14, 2016 in General Physics
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A woman researcher in a men's prison

Some 150 inmates are currently committed in Swiss correctional facilities. The ethnologist Irene Marti, a doctoral student at the University of Neuchâtel, has been looking into how they cope. She participated in their everyday ...

dateSep 22, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Image: Twilight stars at Concordia

Concordia sits on a plateau 3200 m above sea level. A place of extremes, temperatures can drop to –80°C in the winter, and the Sun does not rise above the horizon in the winter, forcing the crew to live in isolation without ...

dateJun 09, 2016 in Space Exploration
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